This Day (Lagos)

16 November 2012

Nigeria: University College Hospital to Commission Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre Saturday

The premier University College Hospital Ibadan will on Saturday commission a multi-million naira Geriatric Centre, named after former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih.

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu and top functionaries of government are billed to attend the ceremony.

Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor Temitope Alonge said the Centre was built to take care of the aged (from 65 and above), whose hospital attendance in the past 10 years had risen.

Alonge said: "The record of hospital attendance in the past ten years reveals an upsurge in the number of geriatric patients in the clinic register, admission records and among patients requiring various surgical procedures.

"These findings informed the choice of the construction of a Geriatric Centre (as part of our 2011 Capital Project) that will provide outpatient and in-patient services for our teeming number of geriatric clients."

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